Entry #23: 160L Aquatic Garden: Half nature and Half Holland.
Paulo Gatti, Salvador Bahia Brazil | E-mail: paulogatti at aquabahia.com.br | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Blending Dutch and Nature Aquarium styles certainly takes some courage. Credit is due for making the attempt. In this case though, they're not mixing very well. When using discus in a planted tank is usually a good idea to pick only one color pattern and stick with that. The Cobalt and Pidgeonblood don't mix well together although they would look good in this tank separately.

Phil Edwards

Well, your tank is appropriately named! Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well. Both ends of the tank are nice, but they don't work together.

Karen Randall

The layout composition is too delicate for Discus keeping tank. Open space without plants is necessary for keeping Discus.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 100 x 40 x 40 cm (39 x 16 x 16 in)
Volume 160L (42 gallons)
Background Blue shape
Lighting 2 x 40w Luz do dia + 2 x 40w Growlux 12 horas diárias
Filtration Millenium 2000 , Perlon
Additional
Information
Data da Montagem: 25/12/2003 Substrato: Laterita + Húmus de Minhoca tratado + Xaxim + Areia Outros acessórios: 02-Injeção caseira de CO2,
Title Half nature and Half Holland.
Plants 1-Glossostigma elatinoides,02-Eleocharis mínima, 03- Rotala macrandra, 04- Rotala rotundifolia, 05-Rotala sp. ''Green'', 06-Rotala sp. ''Nanjenshan'', 07-Rotala wallichii, 08-Bacopa caroliniana, 09-Heteranthera zosterifolia, 10-Didiplis diandra, 11-Anubias barteri var. nana, 12-Blyxa japonica, 13- Blyxa echinosperma, 14-Ammannia gracilis, 15-Nymphoides cristata, 16-Hygrophila polysperma "Rosanervig" ("sunset"),17-Ludwigia arcuata, 18-Vallisneria spiralis, 19-Echinodorus tenellus var. "Amano", 20-Echinodorus tenellus var. “tenellus”, 21-Vesicularia dubyiana, 22-Sagittaria subulata, 23-Cryptocoryne beckettii, 24-Cryptocoryne wendtii, 25-Echinodorus amazonicus.
Fish/Animals 04-Symphysodon sp. 06-Hemigrammus rhodostomus, 06-Hemigrammus bleheri, 01-Apistograma cacatuoides, 04-Simpsonichthys fulminantis 03-Corydoras schwartzi, 01-Corydoras sterbai, 10-Otocinclus affinis.
Decorative
Materials
Wood.